No matter how much you love your job, 40 hours a week (or 50+ for some people) takes a lot of discipline to keep on keepin’ on everytime you get to the office. I recently added another mini-Infographic to my collection and thought up 13 ways that work for me when I’m too busy to think, distracted by my surroundings, or when I’m just not feelin it that day.
This little addition to my mini-infographic collection is for those of you (and I know there’s lots of you out there) that have a little business idea in mind and you just arent sure where to begin. Writing out the answers to these questions is a great start! It gets you thinking about everything from who your target market is, to your competition, to how you’ll market your little brainchild. I think the most important one is the very last one…why are you starting the business?
Another designer friend of mine recently found ourselves in the same predicament. We couldn’t seem to get to work any earlier than 10am. Luckily, our companies don’t require us to be, but with all of the things that need to be done in the morning (showers, breakfast, dog walks, long commutes) rushing around in an hour just wasn’t cutting it. The solution? Waking up earlier.
I’ve been nocturnal since I can remember, even at age 10 I loved the nighttime and hated mornings. It wasn’t about loving to sleep in or needing more sleep than the average joe, but creative juices just flow better at night. The solitude and calm of being able to get things done with no distractions is wonderful, I’ve always been able to do more at home than in the office. But as I’ve grown up, and recently gotten married, it’s more important for me to be on a similar schedule as my husband and the dogs, and be able to spend as much time with them as I can. Meaning, get to the office earlier so I can get off earlier.
So I did some research for my friend and I…my search started with “If I’m not naturally a morning person, how do I pretend I am?” In a nutshell, here is what I found: